Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: Although many of our volunteers do work from home, all positions require volunteers submit a resume and be available for either a face-to-face meeting in our Toronto office or via Skype. To express your interest in a particular volunteer position, please email the respective address listed below. For general volunteer inquiries, please email us at admin[at]

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1. Onsite Event Facilitator Assistance - Workplace Mental Health

Healthy Minds Canada is hosting a Workplace Mental Health webinar/workshop on May 5th & we need your help!

HMC will be hosting the Webinar/workshop from the main Mississauga location, but we will be live streaming into various sites across Canada. Therefore, we need onsite event facilitators at the satellite locations.  These include:

Roles and Responsibilities:

Facilitators would be required to be onsite at your respective locations from 10:30am – 4pm (EST) on May 5th.  Facilitators would need to be in the room for the beginning part of the workshop (but not actually doing much) until the participants break out into Group Activities at each site from 1:15 – 2:00pm.

HMC will work with facilitators ahead of time to ensure you have all the content and resources the workshop participants need to complete their activities.   Your job would simply be to ensure that the participants actually break out into groups (how many per group will be decided later) and to move about the room and ensure that participants are working on their activities (45mins).

After a short break, you will be needed to help with a Q&A session from 2:10 – 2:40 (20mins) where you would be on hand to feed participant questions into the lead presenter’s assistant in the Mississauga location.

After that, you would remain in the rooms until the end of the workshop.

There are no set qualifications for the role of facilitator, but ideally you would have past experience facilitating workshops and have an interest in mental health.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, or want to learn more about this opportunity, please fill out the form to the right, or e-mail Katie at [email protected] and put WORKSHOP in the subject line. Please tell us a bit about your past experience as a facilitator, and clearly indicate which city you are applying for.

2. Silver Dinner Committee Member

Healthy Minds Canada is looking for new Silver Dinner Committee Members!

Heading into our 12th year, HMC’s Annual Silver Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are looking for a few new and energetic people to join our Committee. Last year’s dinner sold out early and raised more money than any year on record.  Plus – we got a tonne of media attention.  This is sure to be an event that you’ll want to be a part of! While all people interested in joining a dynamic planning team are welcome to apply, we are looking for a few star people to help sell sponsorship tables, individual tickets, and source silent auction items.

Please send an e-mail with a short paragraph highlighting your past event/fundraising experience and/or reason for your interest to Katie at [email protected], or apply using the form to the right.


3. BOOST Intern Program

If you are a young adult (age 18-29), have a mental illness &/or are in recovery from addiction, Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) wants to help you in your career!

HMC is proud to announce BOOST, a new pilot Intern program designated to help young people who are living with a self-declared mental illness or are in recovery from addiction.

We are currently taking applications for one position for a 4 month long Intern opportunity (and yes – there is an opportunity to serve for two terms).

If you are someone starting out in your career or are someone who wants to build up their resume, AND are someone who self declares as having a mental illness and/or are in a 12 step or other type of addictions recovery program AND you’re interested in the work HMC does, please consider applying!

The best part?  You can create your own job title and job description.  So if you want or need experience in event management, you can help manage some upcoming events.  If you want or need experience in fundraising or grant writing, that could be your primary function.  If you want to manage adding content to our web site, well…you get the picture.

Just spend some time on our web site and get to know that work we do and let us know what you’d like to help with.  You’d be required to work 25 hours per week out of our offices in Toronto, but you could determine the hours.

We will provide you with a monthly TTC pass for the duration of your time here (or reimburse you for that amount) AND provide a small per diem ($5 per working day).

Please be advised that there is a high demand for our Intern positions and only candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview in our offices.

If you’re interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter indicating what you’d like to do during your internship to Katie at [email protected] with the subject line “BOOST”, or submit via the form to the right. 

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About Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support research and education while raising awareness about mental illness and addictions. Since 1980, HMC has funded 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. HMC has reached over a million people through knowledge transfer initiatives such as workshops, symposia, conferences, printed and online resources and hundreds of thousands more through social media.